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American Music Festival – Labor Day Weekend!


DATES:  September 1-3, 2017

5th St Stage
17th St Park
24th St Stage
16th  & 17 St (on the beach)


3-Day General Admission Passes for the American Music Festival are also on sale at the Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center at 2100 Parks Avenue.  Hours are 9:00am-7:00pm dfaily.  Purchase is by cash or check only. The service fee is $1.

At the 5th Street Main Stage, chairs are allowed in the General Admission viewing area, but not in Preferred Viewing or VIP.

The 24th Annual American Music Festival will feature five major headline bands on the oceanfront 5th Street Main Stage between Sept. 1-3.  311, Rebelution, Michael Franti & Spearhead, 3 Doors Down and The Wallflowers will bring a wide spectrum of talent and dozens of hit songs everyone will recognize.

AMF music fans will have two options to purchase limited availability Preferred Viewing at a separate area directly in front of the Main Stage.  The space also includes access to preferred area beer and wine concession tents and restrooms.

Friday, Sept. 1:  311 brings its blend of rock, rap, funk and reggae to headline the first night.  After touring 25 years, 311 has built a huge following who testify to the quality and excitement of their live performances. Last year, the band’s recorded catalogue was compiled into a four-CD archive of their most popular songs. Their 2015 “Stereolithic” debuted at No. 6 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.

Opening band Big Something, a six-piece powerhouse with a sound both unique and timeless, Big Something fuses elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation.  Their myriad of musical styles explains why this group has quickly become one of the most exciting bands to emerge from the Southeast.

Tickets for the Friday show are $20 advance, $25 day of show.  Preferred Viewing tickets are $40 and $45 day-of-show if still available.

Buy single-day day tickets here

The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and gates open at 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 2:  Rebelution’s 2012 album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Reggae and Independent charts, and at #13 on the Top 200 Albums chart.  Formed in Santa Barbara, CA in 2004, Rebelution’s strong DIY mentality, relentless touring and deep connection to their fan base via social media, has led them to being one of the best-selling reggae artists on the planet. Since the 2007 release of Courage to Grow, the band’s first full-length album, Rebelution’s music has been praised for its crafty melodies, socially-conscious lyrics and savvy musicianship.


Michael Franti & Spearhead’s entire musical career has slowly but surely built an extremely dedicated grass-roots following, earning fans around the world.  Michael Franti & Spearhead’s meaningful modern soul music includes an impressive series of recordings vividly reflecting their status as musical citizens of the world as a global force. The band’s most single, “Say Hey (I Love You)” was the biggest of Franti & Spearhead’s career, spanning multiple radio formats; Top 40, Hot AC and Alternative.

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Michael Franti is a musician, filmmaker and humanitarian who is recognized as a pioneering force in the music industry. Long known for his globally conscious lyrics, powerful performances, and dynamic live shows, Franti has continually been at the forefront of lyrical activism, using his music as a positive force for change.  “I make music because I believe it can change people’s lives and make a difference in the world,” enthuses Franti, “music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose.”  He and his band Spearhead, known for their authentic and uplifting music, have found global success with multi-platinum songs like “Say Hey (I Love You),” on the chart-breaking 2010 release of The Sound of Sunshine.  Franti and his band guarantee a show that will be thought provoking as well as energetic.   Franti has a brand new single, “Once A Day” from his upcoming debut album on Fantasy Records. “Once a Day” was inspired by his son’s diagnosis with a rare kidney disease called FSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis) in the hopes that this song would inspire anyone in the world who is going through challenging times. Giving back has always been at the heart of Franti’s mission; he has dedicated his life to spreading the joy of music and positivity to millions of people.

Buy single-day day tickets here

The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and gates open at 5 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 3:  3 Doors Down’s first explosive burst of “Kryptonite” which ignited their storied career to the top, to subsequent multi-platinum albums, and a non-stop touring regimen that finds them still notching shows around the world at a record pace.  The group also has earned a hard-fought pedigree as one of rock’s most exciting and authentic radio icons. Their impressive and steady ascension up the ladder has seen them score multiple #1 hits, snag several Billboard and other awards, and log scores of sold-out shows over a growing global terrain that is nearing forty countries.  The band emphasizes that the close relationship the band has with their fans enables them to keep all connections open during the cycle of creating a new album, from the early songwriting phase thru their most rigorous live performances.

3 Doors Down

The Wallflowers open the show.  Led by Jakob Dylan, after their eponymous debut album in 1992, the Wallflowers released what would become their best-known and highest-selling album, “Bringing Down the Horse” in 1996, which featured songs such as “One Headlight” and “6th Avenue Heartache.”  The Wallflowers have won two Grammy awards: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song.

The Wallflowers

The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and gates open at 5 p.m.

 Buy single-day day tickets here


Tickets for the Sunday show are $20 advance, $25 day of show.  Preferred Viewing tickets are $40, and $45 day-of-show if still available

Three-day General Admission passes will be available for $40 (includses admission to all three 5th Street Main Stage concerts).

Buy three-day General Admission passes here

For the eighth year, a limited number of three-day VIP Experience passes will be available to the general public for Friday, Saturday and Sunday Main Stage concerts.  These passes provide concert viewing in an exclusive area directly in front of the stage on all three days.  VIP holders also enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, VIP-only restrooms, two free beers or wine, and one ticket to Friday, Saturday and Sunday concerts, for just $199 per person.

Those wishing to purchase single-day VIP tickets for Friday, Saturday or Sunday only may do so for $99.

VIP tickets include:

  • Special viewing area in front of stage
  • Access to VIP port-a-johns
  • 2 free drink tickets
  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres

Preferred Viewing tickets include:

  • A separate, preferred viewing area in front of the stage
  • Access to preferred area port-a-johns
  • Access to preferred area beer and wine concession (cash bar)

VIP Experience tickets are available only through Ticketmaster.

At the 5th Street Main Stage, chairs are allowed in the General Admission viewing area, but not in Preferred Viewing or VIP.

Tickets and VIP Experience Passes are on sale now through all Ticketmaster outlets, including online or by phone at 800.745.3000.  Children younger than 12 are free with a paid adult. Children are not free in VIP or Preferred Viewing areas. 

Friday, Sept. 1 – 311 will headline.  Big Something opens. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show.  Limited Preferred Viewing is $40 advance, $45 day of show if available.

Saturday, Sept. 2 – Rebelution and Michael Franti & Spearhead. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show.   Limited Preferred Viewing is $40 advance, $45 day of show if available.

Sunday, Sept. 3 – 3 Doors Down and The Wallflowers.  Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show.  Limited Preferred Viewing is $40 advance, $45 day of show if available.

Friday, Sept. 1

5th Street Main Stage ($20 advance/$25 day of show – Preferred Viewing tickets are $40, and $45 day-of-show if still available) – Show 6:30 p.m./Doors Open 5 p.m.
~  311
~  Big Something
~  Jesse Chong Band

17th Street DQ Grill & Chill Park – FREE – Show 7:30 p.m.
~  TFC Band

24th Street Park – FREE – Show 7:30 p.m.
~  Lucky757
~  The Double Shots

31st Street Park – FREE – Show 7:30 p.m.
~  Vertical Horizon
~  WOAH 90’s

Vertical Horizon

Vertical Horizon was founded in the early 1990s, but it was seven years before lead singer Matt Scannell’s songs became the radio hits that brought the popular grass roots band to national attention. Vertical Horizon released three albums independently (There and Back Again, Running on Ice, and Live Stages) and toured extensively before signing with RCA Records in 1998. In 1999, they released their breakout album, Everything You Want, which went on to sell more than two million copies.  Their follow-up album, Go, was released in 2003 and solidified the band as a no-nonsense pop rock entity.  Their album Burning the Days was released in 2009 on Vertical Horizon’s own label, Outfall Records. One of the songs, “Even Now,” was co-written by Scannell with his close friend Neil Peart, the much-heralded drummer from Rush. Peart played drums on that song as well as two other tracks on the record.  Burning the Days was critically acclaimed and produced two Hot AC radio singles, “Save Me from Myself” and “The Lucky One.”

Saturday, Sept. 2

5th Street Main Stage ($20 advance/$25 day of show – Preferred Viewing tickets are $40, and $45 day-of-show if still available) – Show 6:30 p.m./Doors Open: 5 p.m.
~  Rebelution
~  Michael Franti & Spearhead
~  Buddha Council

17th Street DQ Grill & Chill Park – FREE – Show 7:30 p.m.
~  The Original Rhondels

24th Street Park – FREE – Show 7:30 p.m.
~  Cowboy Mouth
~  Brandon Bower Band

Cowboy Mouth

For over two decades, Cowboy Mouth has dished up its unique style of rock & roll gumbo, mixing a rowdy spirit reflective of the band’s hometown — New Orleans — with the fierce firepower of a group that lives on the road. These Louisiana natives have played more than 2,500 concerts and launched their signature song, “Jenny Says,” into the upper half of the Billboard rock charts. Above all else, they earned a well-deserved rep as a raucous, redemptive, live music experience.   Go!, the band’s newest album, is proof that Cowboy Mouth hasn’t lost its bite. It’s the most collaborative album of the group’s career, performed with ferocity by a group of rock & roll veterans who’ve been there, done that… and can’t wait to do it all again. “I’m just a little older, but I ain’t dead yet!” LeBlanc sings during the very first song, kicking off a record that’s steeped in the ageless energy of the band’s live shows.

31st Street Park – FREE – Show 7:30 p.m.
~  Little River Band
~  Yarn

Little River Band

Little River Band has enjoyed huge chart success with multi-platinum albums and chart topping hits like: “Reminiscing,”  “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser,” “The Night Owls,”  “Take It Easy On Me,”  “Help Is on Its Way,”  “Happy Anniversary,”   “We Two,”  “Man On Your Mind,”  “The Other Guy,”  and “It’s A Long Way There.”  Worldwide album, CD sales and digital downloads now top 30 million and LRB has set a record for having had Top 10 hits for 6 consecutive years – In fact, they were the very first band to achieve that remarkable status! According to BMI, “Reminiscing” has garnered rare status with over 5 million airplays on American radio, and “Lady” is close behind with over 4 million airplays. Bringing their vocal and musical energy along with some cool arrangements to their timeless classic hits, each show creates new memories for the audience. The band enjoys watching their fans fall in love with the songs all over again as they are swept up by the show’s powerful performance and the volume of hits from LRB’s history.  With 90-100 dates scheduled for their 2017 tour, Little River Band is hotter than ever selling out shows and making music from coast to coast nationwide continuing their legacy of being “the best singing band in the world.”

Sunday, Sept. 3

5th Street Main Stage ($20 advance/$25 day of show – Preferred Viewing tickets are $40, and $45 day-of-show if still available) – Show 6:30 p.m./Doors Open: 5 p.m.
~  3 Doors Down
~  The Wallflowers
~  Anthony Rosano & the Conqueroos

Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series Stage (on beach between 16th and 17th Streets) – Show at 7:30 a.m.
~  Sister Hazel
~  Popwire

Sister Hazel

For more than 20 years, Sister Hazel has built the kind of musical communication that comes only with time, talent and commitment. From bars and clubs back home in Gainesville, Florida, to theaters, arenas, college campuses and open air festivals, they’ve seen audiences light up the night like seas of stars. Sister Hazel’s new album harks back to the roots of their story through its title, Lighter in the Dark. The album affirms the band’s longstanding ties to Music City, which date back to 2005 and include collaborations with all-star songwriters.  As their lucky 13th release, it also ties together the many threads that make up the band’s tapestry: the restless, road-hungry rush of “Fall Off The Map” and “Run Highway Run,” the deep-country dive of “Prettiest Girl At The Dance,” the sentiment and swagger of “Take It With Me,” and the exhilaration of romance on a shoestring with the album’s debut single, “We Got It All Tonight.”

17th Street DQ Grill & Chill Park – FREE – Show 7:30 p.m.
~  Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
~  Good Shot Judy

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

2017  marks  the  24th  anniversary  of  Big  Bad  Voodoo  Daddy’s  remarkable  arrival  onto  the music  scene.  Since  its  formation  in  the  early  nineties  in  Ventura,  California,  the  band  has toured virtually nonstop, performing on average over 150 shows a year, and has produced a sizable  catalog  of  recorded  music,  with  sales  of  over  2  million  albums  to  date.  Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s efforts to promote and revitalize swing music have taken shape as much more than a simple tribute.  Taking inspiration from the creators of this uniquely American art form, the band’s original horn-infused music and legendary high energy show introduces  the  genre  to  a  new  and  younger  generation  while  remaining  cognizant  and respectful of the music’s rich legacy.  After  24  years,  10  records,  over  2800  live  shows,  and  countless  appearances  in  film  and television,  Big  Bad  Voodoo  Daddy  is  showing  no  signs  of  slowing  down,  and  is  looking forward to celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018.

24th Street Park – FREE – Show 7:30 p.m.
~  Night Ranger
~  Steve Archer Band

Night Ranger

Night Ranger truly epitomizes the sound of the 80’s, while at the same time transcending it. Since their reunion in 1996, they have brought their guitar heavy, melodic brand of hard rock into the 21st century with their unparalleled talent, energy, and creativity.  With more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, over 3000 live shows performed, and more than 1 billion in radio audience, Night Ranger has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style of that era and beyond. With songs that have significantly impacted popular culture and continue to expand their ever-growing fan-base, Night Ranger is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for continued success.  The band was also one of the first big “video” bands, with over 10 number 1 videos on MTV.

31st Street Park – FREE – Show 7:30 p.m.
~  Guava Jam
~  Strictly Bizzness

The 24th American Music Festival is sponsored by City of Virginia Beach, Bud Light, Landshark, Stella Artois, Budweiser, Michelob, Coca-Cola, 7-11, Diamond Resorts, Gold Key/PHR, Eastern Truck & Accessories, Bathfitter, Leaf Filter, Ferguson Enterprises, GEICO, RNDC, and Papa John’s. 

Proceeds support the Virginia Legends Walk.

 Rock Star Lodging!

Need lodging during the Rock n’ Roll Marathon and American Music Festival? We still have available rentals that will “Rock Your World” at beautiful Sandbridge Beach – both beach homes and condo rentals.  

Simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or visit our website at to check availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  Hope to see you for a “ROCKING TIME” this Labor Day Weekend! 

Siebert Realty – “The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Local Fruit and Vegetable Stands

Hampton Roads encourages consumers to purchase locally grown and produced foods and products. By eating locally, you’re saving small family farms, supporting the local economy, keeping our community healthy, and preserving the environment. Use this food guide to find the markets, farms, watermen and restaurants that offer the freshest, most delicious local and seasonal products.

The power in buying locally comes from being able to ask your farmer questions that are important to you. We offer a few suggestions on things to ask or look for.

Questions to ask your farmer:
• Did you grow this product yourself or was it purchased from another farm?
• What are your growing methods?
• What are your animals fed? Are they free range and/or pasture raised?
• Do you have any recipes or recommendations for this product?
• How long ago was this product picked? Is it ready to eat? What’s the best way to store or preserve it?

Farms and Markets are often seasonal. Call or check websites for open dates.
PYO = Pick Your Own
CSA = Community Supported Agriculture

Virginia Beach – Fruit & Vegetable Farmers:

Brookdale Farm – Virginia Beach
2060 Vaughan Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23457
(757) 721-0558
U-pick strawberries at Vaughan Rd. Stand at 1300 Princess Anne Rd. plus seasonal produce and popcorn, ornamental corn, squash, zucchini, potatoes and other seasonal goods. Call for hours and avail. for both locations. PYO CSA

Cindy’s Produce
2385 Harpers Road
(757) 427-2346
Local fruit, veggies, honey, jarred goods, flowers, veg & herb plants, pumpkins, fall décor and much more! Open daily May – Oct 10am – 6pm. Dec 10am – 7pm.

Flanagan Farm
1880 Muddy Creek Road @ corner of Princess Anne Rd.
Seasonal produce, u-pick strawberries, honey, eggs and specialty jarred items. Stand open late April-June, 7am-7pm daily. Check website for updates. PYO

Thomas Produce Market
1166 Culver Lane
(757) 724-5544
Click Here for our “Facebook Page”
Seasonal produce. Local corn, squash, cucumbers, eggplant, potatoes, Watermelon, cantaloupes, & plums. 11am – 6pm daily.

Cromwell’s Produce
3116 New Bridge Rd
(757) 426-7578
Seasonal produce: sweet corn, shelled butter beans and peas, tomatoes, melons, snap beans, beets, and greens. Open 9am – 6pm daily. Jul 1- Aug 30. PYO

Cullipher Farm Market
1444 Princess Anne Road
(757) 721-7456
U-pick strawberries (certified organic & naturally grown), seasonal fresh fruits & veggies, cut flowers, honey, preserves, canned and baked goods. Open daily 8am-6pm during strawberry season. After berry season open daily 9am-6pm. Four off-site markets and three CSA plans.

Cullipher Berry Patch – U-pick Strawberries
772 Princess Anne Rd.

New Earth Farm & Compost Co.
1885 Indian River Road
(757) 427-6515
Natural & organic products for farm & garden. Fresh veggies May-Sept Available at local markets, restaurants & through our CSA. PYO.

Henley Farm Market
1801 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

(757) 426-6869
U-pick strawberrries. Already picked fruits and veggies. Open daily mid-April through Oct 8 am – 6 pm. Visit website for updates.

Henley Farm Market
1801 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 426-6869
U-pick strawberrries. Already picked fruits and veggies. Open daily mid-April through Oct 8 am – 6 pm. Visit website for updates.

Henley Farms
3484 Charity Neck Road
(757) 426-7501
U-Pick strawberries, blackberries, sweet corn & other veggies. Find already picked at market. Christmas trees in season. Call for hours and availability. PYO

Apple Berry Farm
2601 West Landing Rd.
(757) 426-7390
U-Pick bluberries July & August. U-pick apples August & September. Call for availability and hours. PYO

Bay Breeze Farms
1076 Sandbridge Rd
(757) 721-3288
Seasonal produce & strawberries. Open May 1 – Labor Day. Mon – Sat 8:30am – 6pm Sun 9am – 5pm.

Hearthside Farm
4188 Gum Bridge Court
(757) 506-5428
Farm fresh eggs, naturally and sustainably raised vegetables, wool, and honey. Homesteading classes and workshops. Open year  round – call ahead for details and availability.

Pungo Blueberries, Etc.
3477 Muddy Creek Road
(757) 721-7434
PYO blueberries & thornless blackberries. Jams & jellies, and our special elephant garlic vinegar. Open early July- August Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 7am – 7pm. PYO

Skipper Farms -Virginia Beach
3640 Dam Neck Road
(757) 368-0355
Located at the VB Farmers Market. Open daily through Dec. 24th, 10am-6pm.

Flip Flop Farmer – Bruce Henley
3244 New Bridge Road
(757) 426-9908
Fresh farm-raised fruits & vegetables. PYO strawberries in the Spring. Call ahead for hours. PYO

Vaughan Farms Produce
1258 Princess Anne Road
(757) 615-4888
A Land Grant family farm. PYO & fresh picked homegrown seasonal veggies, flowers & herbs. Chicken & duck eggs.

Vacation Deals!

Did you know we still have dozens of Vacation Beach Home or Condo Rentals offering LAST MINUTE DEALS at:

Simply go online to check availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online. Or give our friendly rental agents a call today at 1-877-422-2200 and plan your last minute getaway today! Hope to see you soon.

Siebert Realty – “The Beach People”
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

iFLY of Virginia Beach

iFLY is an indoor skydiving experience that creates true free fall conditions, just like skydiving, without having to jump out of an airplane. iFLY’s vertical wind tunnel generates 1400 horse power from 4 powerful fans, creating a wall-to-wall cushion of air on which you can safely float. There’s no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you and the air, and it’s the most incredible adrenaline rush.

Anyone Can Fly!
No experience is necessary. Just about anyone can fly, including those with physical disabilities. Children as young as 3 to adults as young as 103 have flown with us. If you have any concerns, please contact us. We’ll do everything we can to get you flying. No one should miss out on the iFLY experience!

The Experience at iFLY:
Siebert Realty Guests Enjoy 10% OFF!

Promo Code on Siebert GuestNet after confirming your reservation

  • Arrive an hour before your flight time to check-in, complete your waiver, attend your training session, and change into your flight gear (all included)
  • Your personal, highly-trained and accredited instructor guides you through the entire experience
  • Enter the flight chamber
  • Fly like a super hero!
  • Your instructor will make sure you’re comfortable and having a great time!

The whole experience lasts about 1 hour, and each flight is the equivalent of one and a half skydives. Have fun! Make your fight reservation today. We look forward to flying with you! Go to:  IFly Information & Website

iFLY Virginia Beach
2412 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 747-8045

Soaring Ocean Views!
Sandbridge is a peaceful oasis offering an “Outer Banks” feel… right here in Virginia Beach. Our family beach is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the busy resort area. The Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is conveniently located at the south end, with various shops and restaurants close by. Best of all, the famous Virginia Beach Boardwalk and resort attractions, including the exciting IFly Experience on Pacific Avenue, are all just 20 mins. away.

Why not plan a last minute Virginia Beach / Sandbridge Beach getaway this summer or fall? As summer winds down, our rates begin to go down and many rentals have already begun to offer Specials for September and October on our website at

Simply give our friendly agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or visit us online to check availability, view interior photos, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online. Hope to see you at the beach!

38th Annual Sandbridge Pig Pickin’

38th Annual Sandbridge Pig Picking
September 9, 2017 1- 5 PM
Little Island Park – Sandbridge Beach

Come out and join the Sandbridge locals for a fun day at Little Island Park (southend of Sandbridge Beach). The annual Pig Picking features All-You-Can-Eat food and drinks, as well as live bands and even local art and crafts on sale. Siebert Realty will also have a table set up under the tents. We have some fun FREE GIVEAWAYS, so be sure to stop by and say “HI”!

  • Catering by Beach Bully

  • Artisans & Crafters Galore!

  • Live Music

  • Bobby the Clown for the Kids

This is the BIG **End of Summer Party** for the entire Sandbridge Beach community, in addition to a tribute to our volunteer rescue squad (all proceeds go to support the squad). 1–5 pm / Ticket information: Contact Siebert Realty at 877-422-2200 or 757-426-6200.

To all locals, this is your opportunity to demonstrate your support of our Volunteer Rescue Squad by being a Sponsor of the Pig Picking – plus having a great time with friends and neighbors. The rescue volunteers stand ready to help you (and our vacationers) ALL YEAR LONG… so let’s help them on this ONE day! The Rescue Squad does not conduct mail fund drives. The Pig Picking and Summer Bingo provide 95% of their funds.

Tickets at Siebert Realty!
Sponsorships are $100, which include two $35 tickets, sponsor badges, and individual recognition in the program. Individual Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Siebert Realty at 601 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Children 10 and under are FREE. Hope to see you there!

Siebert Realty – The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
757-426-6200 / 877-422-2200

Sandbridge Welcomes Your Fur Babies

Photo by Cindy Graf

Your Pet Deserves A Vacation Too!

Pets are welcome to vacation in Virginia Beach all year long!  Why leave your precious fur baby behind when heading to your family getaway? Your pet deserves a beach vacation too! Siebert Realty has over 65 fully furnished Sandbridge vacation rentals that warmly welcomes your pets.

A record 68% of American households now own a pet. Most, by far, are dogs and cats, who are now traveling more often with their human companions.  That’s why an increasing number of vacation rentals don’t just accept pets, they downright cater to them – usually for a fee that goes toward deep-cleaning.

The entire family is welcome to vacation in Virginia Beach and that includes Fido and Whiskers too! Whether it’s romping on our 35-miles of sandy beaches, taking a doggy-paddle in the ocean or playing a little game of fetch in our off-leash dog parks, you and your four-legged companion can experience “a dog’s life” at the beach!

Pets allowed on the Beach:
During the Winter, Spring and Fall months (before Memorial Day and after Labor Day weekend) dogs are invited to enjoy the public beaches and boardwalk area anytime (on leash). However, during the Summer months, (Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend) pets are limited to frolic on the north end of Virginia Beach above 42nd Street and the south end of Virginia Beach in the Sandbridge area before 10am and after 6pm (on leash). During the Summer season, dogs are also allowed on the boardwalk from 6am to 10am only.

Luckily, the question of where to find pet-friendly beaches is much easier. Coastal communities such as Sandbridge Beach realize it’s a “win-win” as long as the human half of the equation does their homework.  That means making sure their license and vaccinations are up to date, observing leash laws and, it should go without saying but we’ll say it anyway, scooping the poop. 🙂  If you and your 4-legged buddies are traveling to a beach away from home, it’s also a good idea to attach your vacation address and contact info to their collar.

Ready to plan a fun getaway with your fur babies?  Check out the over 65 Sandbridge vacation rentals that warmly welcome pets to the beach:

Off Leash Dog Parks

Red Wing Park Dog Park
1398 General Booth Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA

This is a one acre fenced dog park. The park is open from 7:30 am until sunset. There is a $5 annual fee. Dogs must also show proof of license and vaccination. You may get the annual pass at the Maintenance Office at the dog park.

Woodstock Park Dog Park
5709 Providence Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA

This is a one acre fenced dog park. The park is open from 7:30 am until sunset. There is a $5 annual fee. Dogs must also show proof of license and vaccination. You may get the annual pass at the Maintenance Office at the dog park. Dogs will be issued a tag to wear visibly on their collar. Children are required to be at least 8 years of age to enter the park.

Pet Friendly Rentals:

Check out all our fully furnished pet friendly vacation rentals today at  Many also offer reduced rates at various times throughout the year.  A non-refundable $100 is required (for each pet / limit – 2 pets).  Hope to see you and your four-legged friends at the beach.

Siebert Realty – “The Beach People”
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Little Red Mailbox

Beyond the children’s playground, past Siebert Realty‘s big, blue beach chair and down the wooden plank walkway by the fishing pier in Sandbridge’s Little Island State Park is The Little Red Mailbox, where anyone can “Leave a Note of Hope.” Alongside the windswept dunes and ocean, The Little Red Mailbox has served as a way to reconcile losses with heartfelt messages for anyone to read. Inside the mailbox is a pen and journals, filled with inspirational entries or drawings to bring a smile to the face of anyone who could use a little uplifting.

The mailbox, painted red by Outer Banks artist Vicki Horning, was established on March 5, 2017 by Daniel’s Grace, a Virginia Beach-based nonprofit helping to support families stricken with cancer.  Jodi Newland, owner of Sweetwater Cuisine in Virginia Beach, founded the organization, Daniel’s Grace Foundation, after losing her husband Daniel to colon cancer at the age of 32.

The goal of The Little Red Mailbox of Hope is to spread hope, love, and expression through the journal that is inside.  The Founder, Sue Goodrich said, “It’s a place to share your thoughts, dreams, feelings or secrets or to just visit and read what others have left along their journey. Everybody needs a little hope, and helping others also helps ourselves.” Goodrich said the box was created as a refuge to escape daily hustle and bustle by finding peace by the sea.

The mailbox at Sandbridge is the fifth of its kind. Others are located in Buxton, N.C., Mechanicsville, Va. and Johnstown, Pa., with the first being founded in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. by resident Sue Goodrich.

For more information on this foundation, visit

Virginia Beach Fireworks Schedule

Virginia Beach Fireworks Schedule

Fireworks are launched near 22nd Street at the Virginia Beach Resort Oceanfront.

Since Beach Street USA’s fireworks shows are launched from a barge off shore, fireworks shows may be cancelled due to unsuitable atmospheric weather conditions or rough seas at the point of departure.  They will make every effort possible to present fireworks shows as reflected on the published schedule.

Cancellation notices will be posted on the BeachStreetUSA Facebook page at

Stars & Stripes Explosion
Jul 4, 2017 – 9:30pm
Weekly Display
Jul 9, 2017 – 10:00pm
Weekly Display
Jul 12, 2017 – 10:00pm
Jul 16, 2017 – 10:00pm
Jul 19, 2017 – 10:00pm
Jul 23, 2017 – 10:00pm
Jul 26, 2017 – 10:00pm
Jul 30, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 2, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 6, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 9, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 13, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 16, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 20, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 26, 2017 – 10:30pm
Sep 1, 2017 – 10:45pm
Sep 2, 2017 – 10:45pm

Siebert Realty – The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

Sandbridge Beach – July 4th Boat Parade & Fireworks

Sandbridge Boat Parade & Fireworks!

Come celebrate our Nation’s 241st birthday by participating in the 14th Annual Sandbridge Boat Parade. From its humble beginning in 2004, our parade has grown every year with more watercraft and spectators. With legal fireworks in Mill Pond for the sixth year, the parade should have a record number of boats.

2017 Boat Theme:
The 4th of July and What it Means to Us!

Patriotic themes are always a great choice for any July 4th boat parade, and this year is no exception! So come on out… and Celebrate your FREEDOM at the annual boat parade! Decorate your boat, assemble your crew and enter your boat in this year’s contest. Awards given for best decorated boat and more.

Compete for Trophies:

• Grand Prize
• Best Decorated
• Best Theme Representation
• Best Costumes
• Best Use of Humor
• Most Creative
• Most Colorful
• Most Unusual
• Judges Special Award

With the exception of the Best Costumes category, judging will take place in Mill Pond as the parade arrives from Osprey Bay, circles Mill Pond, then enters the Bluebill and Wood Duck canals, and returns to Mill Pond. The Best Costumes will be judged at the parade start point in Osprey Bay (no longer Mill Pond) prior to the 7:15pm parade start.

Osprey Bay has a sandy bottom and is sufficiently shallow to allow participants to move from boat to boat. Boats should arrive at Osprey Bay no later than 6:30pm to insure that their costumes are judged and each vessel receives a contestant number for boat judging in Mill Pond. No number, no prize! Category winners will be announced up on the return of the boats to Mill Pond.

Sandbridge Fireworks:
Parade watercraft will return to Mill Pond prior to dusk and the start of the 9:10pm fireworks show. A July 5 rain date is scheduled. As was the case last year, watercraft will not be allowed to anchor in Mill Pond. However, boats can be secured to the banks, i.e. dock, pier, bulkhead, etc. Boat owners who are planning to participate in the parade are requested to contact Fred Greene (288-0372) to receive detailed information, i.e. route map, Mill Pond anchoring and mooring information, etc.

Please note there is limited space to view fireworks at Mill Pond. There also are not restroom facilities available. We recommend that vacationers view fireworks from the beach near Whiting, Tuna, & Pike, where you will probably be able to view the Sandbridge fireworks, as well as the Virginia Beach Oceanfront/Boardwalk display.
Celebrate Your Freedom!

Sandbridge Lodging
Are you in need of lodging over the July 4th week or weekend? Siebert Realty has dozen of Sandbridge Beach home and condo vacation rentals still available for the July 4th holiday!

Best of all, many are now being offered at discounted rates at **Red Hot July 4th Specials** Visit our website at to check rental availability, view interior photos, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online. Or simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 for further assistance.  Come be a part of this great Sandbridge tradition. Hope to see you on the bay!

Hardee’s Latin Fest

Hardee’s Latin Fest
June 23 – 24, 2017

For two days, Virginia Beach celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin experience. Latin Fest possesses the key ingredients of good food, family participation, and first-rate Latin music. National performers electrify the diverse audience with high-energy tunes that move the crowd to dance under the stars. Local and regional Latin acts take the stage and unite festival-goers with the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, and Jazz. Headline performances will take place on a giant stage on the beach at 24th Street. The Latin Fest is a FREE event.

Spend your Saturday morning at the Zumba Marathon, where dozens of the area’s finest instructors will be ready to show you some of their favorite moves.  Vendors and cultural activities in the Latin Village in the 24th Street Park will round out the festival.

Preferred Viewing Tickets:
Enjoy Hardee’s Latin Fest concerts from up-close! Preferred Viewing tickets may be purchased for $8 (plus service fee) for Friday, June 23 or Saturday, June 24.  Two-day Preferred Viewing tickets may be purchased for $15 + service fee. Tickets at the gate will be $15.  Purchase tickets:

Friday, June 23
5:30pm-6:45pm, Sharey & Su Grupo Klave
7:15pm-8:45pm, AK7
9:15pm-10:45pm, Oro Solido

Saturday, June 24
8:00am-Noon, Mambo Room Zumba Marathon
3:30pm-4:30pm, DJ
5:00pm-6:30pm, N’ Klabe
7:00pm-8:30pm, Toby Love
9:15pm-10:45pm, Maelo Ruiz
Proceeds support the Virginia Legends Walk.
Parking is conveniently located in the 25th Street Municipal Garage:
336 25th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

Sandbridge Beach – Party at the Pier

Come enjoy 2 Pier Parties at Sandbridge Beach!

Party Sponsor:   Siebert Realty – The Beach People

When: Fri., Jun 16th / 7pm – 10pm
When: Fri., Sept 1st / 7pm – 10pm

Rain Dates:  Sat. June 17th & Sat. Sept. 2nd

Where: Sandbridge Beach
Little Island Park
3820 Sandpiper Rd
Va. Beach, VA 23456


Cost:  FREE for the entire Family!

Come on out, kick off your shoes, and join us for a concert in the sand featuring the pleasing harmonies by two of Virginia Beach’s favorite local bands.

Enjoy live music, food (food trucks available) and dancing!

June 16th will feature:
“The Rhondels”
Beach Music

September 1st will feature:
Pop / Country Music


On Facebook?
Visit our Event Page and let us know you’re coming:
Facebook Event Page:   Party at the Pier


Siebert Realty – The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA